My work with chatbots fluctuates when I get time to work on my two main ideas: generative fiction and a bot for documentation. You create most bots with a server-side language that returns JSON to an endpoint and renders to an audio or visual interface. This means that while all bot platforms have their own APIs and SDKs, there are a plethora of tools to help you write once and deliver to multiple platforms. The good folks at Botonic got in touch and asked for feedback on the developer experience for their platform that lets you create bots using React for a variety of chat and voice interfaces.
I’m pleased to say that Botonic has a great getting started experience, with text and video documentation. Start by installing the npm module: